While we often hold celebrities in high regard, in reality, they are everyday individuals like all of us. However, in some cases, their fame and unusual lifestyle create unique challenges that can result in making bad decisions that harm or kill others. Some celebrities have been filed guilty of drug charges, driving under the influence, manslaughter, financial problems and tax evasion that make headlines. Below is a list of 15 Famous individuals who work others in accidents involving alcohol.
In 2010, law enforcement took Amy in the custody after she drove her vehicle into another car and killed a 60-year-old woman and critically injuring her husband. After being convicted of vehicular manslaughter, the judge sentenced the former “Melrose Place” actress to three years in prison.
In 1969, Ted Kennedy, brother of President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy drove his vehicle off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts with Mary Jo Kopechne in the car that than plummeted into the water. Although Ted was able to swim to shore, Mary Jo died inside the vehicle from the crash. After fleeing the scene, Kennedy waited nearly half a day before calling the police to report what happened. He pled guilty to leaving the accident scene.
In 2003, law enforcement arrested and charged Michelle with driving under the influence of alcohol and a hit-and-run. Rodriguez spent 48 hours in jail and was sentenced to performing community service and a morgue in New York City, undergoing 90 days of alcohol treatment and receiving probation for three years. Two years later, law enforcement caught Michelle drunk driving in Hawaii, while filming the popular ABC series Lost. Because the second DUI arrest violated her probation, Michelle was ordered to spend 60 days in jail. However, because of overcrowded conditions at the jail, she spent less than one day of incarceration.
In 2011, law enforcement in West Hollywood arrested Christina for public intoxication and her boyfriend for driving under the influence of alcohol.
In 2014, law enforcement arrested and charged Justin for driving under the influence while drag racing in Miami Florida. Investigators found that Justin was not only drunk behind the wheel, but had just smoked weed and took Xanax, an antianxiety medication. This was not the first time Bieber had been arrested for DUI, nor would it be the last.
Famous drummer Keith Moon for the band Who struck a pedestrian, his friend Neil Boland, in January 1970 after leaving a pub. He said he did not see his friend standing in the road. Law enforcement arrested and charged Moon for the death of his friend, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving without insurance or license.
William S Burroughs
In 1951, Burroughs shot and killed his wife after spending the evening drinking alcohol. William claims that the two were playing a game where pointed a gun at his wife to shoot an Apple off her head. Law enforcement did not charge William with murder.
In 1984, lead singer for Motley Cru Vince Neil caused a vehicle accident that claimed the life of his friend Nicholas dangles. Law enforcement charged events with driving under the influence of alcohol and vehicular manslaughter. Neil served twenty days in jail after pleading guilty.
In 2007, law enforcement charged claim with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence after tests revealed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.15%, nearly twice the legal limit. The judge sentenced Garrison to three years in prison, but he was released in 2009 to an alcohol and an alcohol and drug rehabilitation course.
In 1951, law enforcement arrested Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle with manslaughter involving Virginia Rappe after she was found with serious injuries after she drank alcohol that likely cause or chronic cystitis to become agitated. Virginia died later of a ruptured bladder. Investigators concluded that Roscoe had raped Virginia and his excess weight cause injury to her organs. The first two trials ended in mistrials and the third trial found Arbuckle not guilty.
In 2007, enforcement officers arrested Lindsay for driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, fleeing the scene of an accident, and possession of narcotics.
In 2012, law enforcement officers arrested Amanda and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after she collided into a police car. The state suspended her license until 2014 where she was arrested again for DUI.
In 2016, the news reported that the famous act or lunged toward his 15-year-old son while flying with the family on a private jet. Some reports claim that the son was attempting to intervene between his parents to stop an argument. Some witnesses told authorities that bread had been drinking at the time that the domestic event occurred. The FBI was investigating the incident that occurred in the air.
McPartlin caused an automobile accident that injured a family with a four-year-old daughter. Law enforcement arrested the United Kingdom television presenter after the incident and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol.
Jake T. Austin
In 2013, Wizards of Waverly Place*Jake Austin fled the scene of an accident after his vehicle struck three parked cars. Immediately after the hit-and-run, witnesses say Jake through a bottle of vodka out the car window. Law enforcement arrested Austin hours later for driving under the influence though there was none enough evidence to prove that Jake was drunk when the accident occurred.
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